strange icon for Pot player

  1. tcebob's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro 1903 1862.145

    strange icon for Pot player

    strange icon for Pot player-shot.jpg

    Pot Player's normal Icon is a yellow square. The screen shot shows a little triangle. mp4s do open with Pot Player but I'd like to restore the original icon.
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  2. Callender's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit

    That is the default icon.

    If you want too change it to the old one try this in Preferences.
    (Try PotIconsNew pack for square icons)

    strange icon for Pot player-potplayer-icons.jpg

    In addition you should configure:

    strange icon for Pot player-potplayer-ini.jpg

    Settings file is stored here:


    and here:


    You should back those files up to another location. They can be restored to their original location if they ever get overwritten when installing an update.

    strange icon for Pot player-potplayermini-ini-notepad.jpg
    Last edited by Callender; 4 Weeks Ago at 17:55. Reason: add more info
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  3. Callender's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit

    By the way I've been using PotPlayer for probably a couple of years. If you don't already have it consider MadVR plugin.


    About: MadVR - madVR configuration and optimization guide, screenshot comparisons and algorithm performance


    Setup takes a little work. You'll need to download madVR and unzip it somewhere safe (you can't delete the folder later); run Install.bat as an administrator; run madHcCtrl.exe to access your settings.

    I use this but leave the other MadVr settings set to defaults:

    strange icon for Pot player-madvr-settings-1.jpg
    Then choose madVR as the video renderer in your media player (in PotPlayer, Video > Video Renderer > Madshi Video Renderer).

    strange icon for Pot player-madvr.jpg
    But once that's out of the way, madVR will be used for all playback, and you can start trying out its various processing, scaling and rendering options.

    In addition for thumbnail previews on timeline in PotPlayer:

    strange icon for Pot player-thumbnail-previews.jpg

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  4. tcebob's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro 1903 1862.145
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    Well, I don't like it as much but if it's the default I'll learn to live with it. Thanks for your contribution.
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  5. Callender's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit

    You get used to the icons. As far as I can work out icons were changed in version:

    [1.5.40688] 2013/10/17

    PotPlayer Version History - VideoHelp

    It's probably best to keep using the current version but if you really wanted old icons you'd have to install an old version and disable update checks:

    Old versions are here:

    Potplayer for PC Windows - History -
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